Guba Books, known for publishing children’s books in Bangla and English, will launch six new titles on Saturday (December 03).
The books will be launched at an event titled ‘Stories in the Park’ at Justice Shahabuddin Park in Gulshan area of Dhaka.
The launching ceremony will include musical sessions, book readings, and children’s fun-activities, says a media release.
Raya Rahman, founder and editor of Guba Books, said that they strive to create books that children are delighted by. The books will make them aware about their heritage, language, and culture, she hoped.
Four of the six books were produced in collaboration with The Asia Foundation as part of their “Gom Acho Collection”, which represent and affirm the lives of children affected by the refugee experience.
The other two books feature the beauty and vibrancy of Bangladesh depicted through wonderful storytelling and gorgeous artwork.
“Where are the Chonchols?” is a search-and-find book featuring 12 unique festivals of Bangladesh such as Pohela Boishakh, Nouka Baich, and Shakrain, while “Sun Moon Secret” has a rural Bangladeshi setting and is about two sisters who possess special power.